More than 110 players rocked up to Columbus for a thrilling Battle Hardened, another grand adventure right off the back of the United States National Championship.
Despite a groundshocking performance by Charles Dunn's fatigue Briar just a week earlier, Lexi has bounced back with full gusto, dominating the field once again.
But a certain hot-headed Ninja seems to be on the rise, even with the cold world against him...
Guess who? That's right, it's the incredible Brodie Spurlock, back at it again for another victory!
In the middle of Nationals season you can expect the metagame to be at its very peak, with many decks having learned a harsh lesson from the big leagues and teched out for the next battle.
The Dynamic Duo, Brodie Spurlock and Michael Feng, slinging arrows and taking names, placing in the Top 8 both days, are high on the list for contenders at the upcoming World Championship.
Today, it was Brodie Spurlock, overcoming the avalanche of Lexi players, and a surprising pair of Fai (backed by the infamous Warmonger's Diplomacy), to take first place!
Congratulations to Brodie, and to the rest of our Top 8 competitors!
1st: Brodie Spurlock - Lexi, Livewire
2nd: Jake Smith - Katsu, the Wanderer
3rd-4th: Michael Feng - Lexi, Livewire
3rd-4th: Nicholas Steele - Lexi, Livewire
5th-8th: Andrew Webber - Fai, Rising Rebellion
5th-8th: Bryan Kelly - Lexi, Livewire
5th-8th: Matt Muus - Fai, Rising Rebellion
5th-8th: Ashley Briggs - Lexi, Livewire
More than 50 players tried their hand the next day at the PTI Event! Fai fell short by a hair's breadth this time, and while Lexi had shied away a little in terms of numbers, she still stomped the competition all the way to the top.
Not only did we see the Dynamic Duo again, we also saw appearances from other notable players such as Rhea Adams, Lucas Oswald, and Jonathan Fouk, well on their way to becoming household names.
The day was won by the master himself, Michael Feng, his signature smile in tow.
Congratulations to Michael, and to the rest of our Top 8 competitors!
1st: Michael Feng - Lexi, Livewire
2nd: Lucas Oswald - Lexi, Livewire
3rd-4th: Jonathan Fouk - Kano, Dracai of Aether
3rd-4th: Rhea Adams - Iyslander, Stormbind
5th-8th: Joshua Millar - Uzuri, Switchblade
5th-8th: Daniel Johnson - Dorinthea Ironsong
5th-8th: Dylan Ashcraft - Iyslander, Stormbind
5th-8th: Brodie Spurlock - Lexi, Livewire